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Acrylic mixmedia artist
Saint-Petersburg based

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I am an artist working at the junction of abstraction and surrealism. This is true not only with regard to my style of painting, but also relates to the topic of my research. Lucid dreaming and diffusion materials. States of consciousness at the time of transition between sleep and reality. Paint conditions and various effects on it. I am inclined to believe that any picture is a manifestation of a phenomenon seeking a way of broadcasting into the material world. Thus the original idea takes several stages of transformation before to form a finished painting. It is like the movement of images, through the plots of dreams, to the surface to everyday consciousness. Using academic education and techniques as a base, I am free to speak to such a technique as airbrush, monotype, liquid acrylic, masking. In many ways, inclined to the synthesis of ideas and technologies, I deliberately introduce myself into the field of experiment. Practicing techniques contributing to lucid dreaming, I fix my experience and understanding in the form of paintings. The main technique is to create an abstract form in the form of a blot or a paint print, followed by a "manifestation" of a specific image using a set of techniques.


Edgar Invoker is an artist working at the intersection of abstraction and surrealism, which is true not only in relation to his style of painting, but also relates to the topic of his research. He was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1977. Being passionate about painting since early years he successfully graduated from the local art college with Art Teacher diploma in 1998. Edgar then pursued further artistic education in renown Repina Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg which he got his Masters degree out of in 2007. Least to say those institutions are considered very conservative and traditionalistic even now. This in a way created a “necessary” struggle to determine Edgar’s artistic pathway – quite dark and obscure – as an opposition act to what he was told art’s supposed to be. For last several years he’s been interested in consciousness, cognition, machine learning and AI. What fascinates him the most is how human’s consciousness adjusts itself during the perception of external world. There are some mechanisms of such adjustments that he’s curious about above others. For instance, one of them is categorizing the information perceived into groups or “catalogues” which are then utilized to recognize new objects. Another one is false memories and circumstances under which those are being developed. Last but not least – perception mistakes that occur during object recognition or when consciousness alters different states. The actual moment of object recognition Edgar considers crucial in artistic act. Main creative question he is trying to answer in his works is whether we able to discover something beyond known while interpreting familiar objects or is it gonna be always trapped within predetermined catalogues of memory? For that purpose he often reproduces digital images by analogue means. This way he strives to melt several visual languages into a new one – being a metaphor to discovering the unknown


Solo  Exhibitions


2020 -  ARTS SQUARE GALLERY, "Memory's Gloss -Temporarily Unnamed". Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2020 - CUBE Moscow ARTS SQUARE GALLERY , "Memory,s Gloss -Temporarily Unnamed". Moscow, Russia.

2018 - Studio 212, “Perekodirovka”. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2017 - Metropolis gallery, “Point of perception”. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2016 - Creative space ART-MUZA, “Crossroad of Dreams”. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2013 - Art space The Sea, “BLCK CUBE”. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2013 - Art space The Sea, "Invoker's Dreams". Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


Group Exhibitions


2019 - Galerie 111, “Metamorphose”, ARTkollektiv_zhr|spb, Zweierstrasse 111, Zürich, Switzerland.

2018 - Hermitage-Vyborg Center, “Our Petersburg”. Vyborg, Russia.

2018 - “Salón Internacional de Arte y Turismo UNESCO Melilla 2018”. Melilla, Spain.

2017 - Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, “Affordable Art Hong
Kong 2017” (Stand C07 - "I love art gallery", Saint-Petersburg). Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

2016 - Exhibition Hall Museum of Urban Sculpture, "Archaic. Contemporary
artists about primitive art". Saint-Petersburg , Russia.

2016 - Gallery Ludwig, “Chaostrophy :artworks inspired by the music and
history of the band Coil”. Berlin, Germany.


“The Helmet of Horror (The Myths)” by Victor Pelevin. Moscow. eksmo 2015.
illustrations. ISBN: 978-5-699-84165-3
“The Blue Lantern” by Victor Pelevin. Moscow. eksmo 2014. illustrations.
ISBN: 978-5-699-75751-0
“FOLIO Volume 30”. issue 01, 2015.
(literary journal sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at American
University in Washington, D. C.) Washington, USA.
“The Horror Zine Magazine Spring 2015”. Publisher: The Horror Zine. (28 Nov.
ISBN-10: 0692342524
ISBN-13: 978-0692342527
“Dreamscapes V” ( Contemporary Imaginary Realism ) . NL Almere. Imaginary
Editions. 2013. ISBN: 9789490668052
Edgar (aka Invoker) (February 2015 )
personal interview:
“Capturing dreams and consciousness in paint”. Interview for magazine
Blacklisted Copenhagen. October 18, 2018.

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